Pre-Shift Glossary

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Snook, Robalo

Latin Name: Centropomus viridis

Tableside Information:

Common Names - White Snook, Robalo Plateado, Nato

Seasonally Limited rarity for Restaurants.

Clean, Rich, White, Moist, Flaky

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - From small fishing villages along the northern part of the Baja Peninsula, Day Boat Fishermen set out in small Wooden Pangas for a day of hand lining and scallop diving. The honor of tradition and familial unity are drivers in this amazing Day Boat program. Hauling Baqueta, Snapper, Giant Black Bass, Wild Yellowtail, and hand harvested Scallops to San Diego gives a unique opportunity to share pristine seafood and a warm history with our customers.

THE FISH - Snook is similar to California White Bass, with a Haddock flake. Robalo contain a bit more ocean complexity in flavor. It is "Not Boring" by any means. The appeal of a paper white cooked flesh with a lean, yet moist, flake gives the Robalo a great marketability. Culinarily it can be treated as Cod, Haddock, White Bass, and Grouper.

Saute, Pan Roast, Broil, Grill, Sous Vide

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Spring Winter

Range & Habitat:

Southern California & Mexico


Sea of Cortez


Baja Peninsula Fleet

Harvest Method:

Hook & Line